Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects

The Japanese Government offers small scale grants for development projects in order to meet the diverse needs of the vulnerable communities and people. "Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)” supports projects proposed by various organizations such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and municipalities. The goal of GGP is to improve the livelihood of socially and economically vulnerable people.

What is GGP?

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Program (GGP) was established to assist NGOs and local public authorities to implement small-scale projects directly benefiting the people at grassroots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic development. In Lebanon, 308 GGP projects have been supported by various organizations since 1996, that has so far amounted to more than 30.4 million U.S. dollars.

Size of Grant
The grant amount per project does not exceed 10 million JPY.

N.B. The exact amount of the funding in US dollars varies depending on the exchange rate from yen to US dollars in each fiscal year (roughly$70,000 to 80,000). The final budget ceiling will be announced to shortlisted applicants after application submission. Also, demining projects have a different funding scheme, which goes beyond the maximum amount of the GGP grant. Please consult with the Embassy for this matter.

Past Projects
*Click here to further details regarding the past projects.

Eligible Recipients

The GGP targets the following organizations that implement development projects at grass-roots level.

•Registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
•Local Authorities (Municipalities, Union of Municipalities)
•Private Schools and Semi-Private Schools
•Medical Institutions (i.g. Hospitals and, Dispensaries)

Each organization should have at least 2 years of experience in the field of the project scopes.

In principle, central governmental agencies or international organizations are not eligible for the GGP. For the project with public schools, either NGO or local authority (municipality or union of municipalities) should apply for the grant on behalf of the public schools.

How to Apply

Please carefully read through GGP Guideline

Required Documents to submit
  • Template 1: Application Form (Word) 
  • Template 2 : Photo shee (Word)
  • Template 3 & 4 : Financial Report & Budget Breakdown (Excel sheet)
Application Period
The call for applications starts January 5th and close at 3 pm of 17th February 2023
  • Please submit application form (Template 1; PDF+Word) together with photo sheet (Template 2), financial report (Template 3) and budget breakdown (Template 4) via email (
  • If the volume of the attachment file is over 10 MB, please use applications such as WeTransfer, Dropbox, or divide it into several emails and indicate numbers of emails.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt from the Embassy within 3 weeks, please contact us.
  • After a careful screening at the Embassy, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further inquiries or information please contact the Embassy of Japan in Lebanon: